Table 3

Staffing of postnatal units.

Factor

Private hospitals (n = 14)

Public hospitals* (n = 66)


median

range

median

range


Midwives (EFT) providing postnatal care

31(15EFT)

(11-85)

15(10EFT)

(5-165)

Shifts per week covered by casual bank staff

10

(1-21)

3

(0.5-25)

Shifts per week covered by agency staff

2

(1-15)

1.75

(1-17)


n

%

n

%


Hospitals employing midwives only

3

21

30

46

Hospitals employing Mothercraft nurses

6

43

10

15

Hospitals employing Division 2 nurses

5

36

18

27


* Data from original PinC review provided here for comparison

Rayner et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-26

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